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Department of Emergency Management Opens Shelters for Residents Who Have Experienced Flooding  

Oahu residents in need of emergency shelter due to flooding and high winds can go to:

·        Waialua High School Cafeteria

·        Waianae District Park  

Shelters at these locations will be managed by the American Red Cross.  Residents evacuating to  these shelters are advised to bring the following items with them:

  • Water - One gallon of water per person per day for five to seven days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food - Non-perishable food that does not require cooking to consume.  Popular local foods such as Spam, corned beef and Vienna Sausages are handy.
  • Eating Utensils – Plates, mess kits, forks and chop sticks.  Don’t forget a can opener for canned foods.
  • Radio - Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Light - Flashlight and or a portable fluorescent light and extra batteries
  • First Aid – Get a good kit and consider taking a certified First Aid Course.
  • Sanitation - Moist Towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Maps -  Local area maps
  • Prescription Medications – Special medications and glasses
  • Baby - Infant Formula and diapers
  • Pets - Pet food and extra water for your pet

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Contact:

John M. Cummings III

Public Information Officer

(808) 723-8957  Office

(808) 499-7937  Cell           

Thursday, December 11, 2008

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